Apple’s iCloud is now offering 2TB of cloud storage at the same price of $9.99 instead of 1TB. Apple WWDC 2017 saw numerous announcements around macOS, iOS, new iPad Pro and iMac Pro launches. The new subscription slabs on iCloud is another major announcement amongst many others seen at the Apple WWDC 2017 conference.
iCloud is Apple’s cloud storage service has been around since Apple WWDC 2011 and offers users with 5GB of free cloud storage to get started. Interested users were allowed to upgrade to 50GB of storage at $0.99 a month, 200GB of storage at $2.99 or 1TB of storage at $9.99.
Now though, except for the 2TB of storage instead of 1TB at the same price, the other subscription packages remain at the same cost.
This now ranks Apple better in terms of similar subscription plans offered by Dropbox or Google Drive. Dropbox Plus costs $9.99 a month for 1TB of storage while Google Drive too costs almost similar to that Dropbox Plus costs. Google Drive offers 1TB of storage at $9.99 / Rs 650 a month. Alternatively, users can opt for annual price on Google Drive for 17% discount.
2TB at $9.99 is a gamechanger by Apple, and it would be interesting to see if Dropbox and Google Drive follow suit.
Another key advantage with iCloud - Apple announced iCloud Family sharing at the Apple WWDC 2017. This would allow users to share iCloud storage between family members.
Here’s another important feature that you should notice: iMessage is now a part of iCloud. This enables all your messages on iMessage to sync across all your iOS devices in real-time.
Apple’s automatically moving all paid users from the 1TB plan to 2TB plan without any manual input. If you are looking to buy a subscription plan, you can upgrade to Apple’s paid iCloud plans on your iOS device.